As the season gets closer, it's time to start ramping up our cheatsheets in preparation. For those of you in IDP leagues, we will have some detailed content at FantasyKnuckleheads.com this season. Currently we have already published our LB, DL, and DB rankings for 2011. We have also generated dynasty rankings as well, for the IDP keeper/dynasty enthusiasts.
Even with detailed positional cheatsheets, many fantasy die-hards still like to see a Top-100 list in order to see how the players stack up against each other between positions. It is also good for noticing trends and seeing where the positions start to drop, run thin, and tier.
In terms of the IDP Top-100 List, you will notice that the list is very, very top-heavy with Linebackers. This is mostly common sense for veteran IDPers, but for folks fairly new to the IDP scene let me inform you that LBs will be your team's bread and butter. Draft them early and draft them often.
A few years ago, I wrote a detailed article for another site explaining why I felt that there was the start of a paradigm shift toward the importance of DL. I still feel this way and quite strongly. While there are a handful of really studly DBs, these DBs tend to change every year. Each year there are plenty of great DBs available on the waiver wire and that rise up out of nowhere. Defensive line, however, is much harder to find good players at. There are a handful of top players and normally around 60-70% of the top-10 repeats from year to year. In many years, that percentage can be even higher. As such, you will notice that the elite DLs tend to make their way on to my top-100 list before their DB counterparts for the most part.
Anyhow, for your viewing and reading pleasure here they are. Feel free to comment away.[table “17” not found /]